Business Consultants

Our Business Partners are experts in their field, offering a variety of products and services to help you manage or grow your firm.

Gemstone Legal

Gemstone Legal

E: Paul McCluskey | T: 07785 503 007 | W:

Gemstone Legal was given its name by founder Paul McCluskey’s daughters, who as it happened was going through a bit of a gemstone phase at the time – who said naming a business was tough?

Gemstone Legal has since become one of the go-to advisers for new UK law firms looking to launch and grow, as well as more established firms seeking to ensure they’ve got their ducks in a row.

Gemstone Legal understands that the right banking and finance package coupled with an appropriate risk-based approach is critical to the ongoing success of a legal practice. With 30 years financial services experience, and over 15 years specialising in law firm financial management, they are uniquely placed to offer independent advice to maximise your business cash and manage operational risks.

Alfred Recruitment

Alfred Recruitment

E: Kerry Sherrad | T: 0117 332 6111 | W:

Alfred was created by a group of individuals who have been working within the recruitment sector for over 10 years and wanted to create something new and different for Clients who are in search of talented people for their businesses and Candidates who wish to be valued.

Alfred is a boutique office support personnel recruitment consultancy, specialising in the placement of candidates in permanent, contract, temporary and interim positions with clients in the professional services sector.

Kerry Sherrad and Andrew Dixon have in excess of 60 years finance experience and expertise between them which puts Alfred in a unique, niche position to place the very best legal finance candidates in the right roles.

The organisation has operations based in Bristol and Birmingham providing national coverage.

Centrix Legal

Centrix Legal

E: Kerry Sherrad | T: 0121 213 6322 | W:

Centrix Legal is a leading business and finance consultancy focused on offering advice and out sourced solutions to the legal profession. Whether you run a successful practice or one that is feeling the challenges of today’s tough market conditions, we can improve your practice performance and financial strength.

Our team of qualified professionals all have practical experience of building profitable, sustainable and scalable professional service businesses. We operate as business advisors and strategic partners to a large number of law firms across the UK ranging from sole practitioners to large corporate firms.

Alex Hutchinson Freelance IT Director

E: Alex Hutchinson | T: 07980 767 570  | W:

Alex is a strategic IT specialist consultant with a wealth of experience and a sustained record of success within the legal and IT sectors. He is a freelancer IT Director who specifically works with law firms who do not want (or need) a full-time IT Director.

Working as an independent extension of a law firms senior management team, he provides the specialist resource required to resolve IT, software or supplier issues. He makes change happen, helping you make the right decisions, removing bottle necks for your fee earners and delivering a return from the investments you make in IT. A specialist who only helps law firms.

Alex understands the challenges that firms and individuals face on a day-to-day basis and helps and supports firms by taking ownership of the IT direction and strategy. Firms receive access to the skills required to fix a problem, or lead a project, in a temporary and economical manner. Meaning you do not need to employ a senior IT Person on a full-time basis.

He blends commercial awareness with a specific understanding of law firms, the challenges they face with IT, and how to solve them.

Persuus Solutions

Persuus Solutions Ltd

E: Christina Jones | T: 07817 252407 | W:

Persuus has over 20 years’ experience assisting firms in getting the best out of their case management software, from the very early stages of software selection, scoping and development of the system, all the way through to end user training and support.

Director, Christina Jones has worked with many law firms, both in house and independently to gauge the needs of the firm and their employees. She also spent several years working for a Microsoft Gold Partner as their case consultant, ensuring their clients received the best out of the software they had selected and implemented.

Alone you can do so little; together we can do so much.